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Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the decision to postpone the electronic voting to select the association’s president-elect for the 2020-2021 academic year, Owen Speid, the incumbent president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, says there is no cause...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:23 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Don Foote, who once ran on the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ticket, will be contesting the upcoming general election in Westmoreland Central. But he admits that he is not in it to win it. “Winning is not primarily on my mind. I won’t...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A proposal to rename Barrett Town in honour of incumbent prospective candidate Edmund Bartlett has been flatly rejected by the Barrett Town Development Committee (BTDC). The idea was floated by Anthony Murray, the Jamaica Labour...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Following the release of a second COVID-19 order preventing visitors from leaving hotels during their vacation, the Ministry of Health...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Talent matters, especially when fused with hard work and dedication. Caribbean HR Solutions recently paused its busy work schedule to celebrate its 10th anniversary as the Caribbean’s premier human resources outsourcing company,...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While no concrete decision has been reached, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said discussions are ongoing with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) for them to construct a state-of-the-art justice complex as part of its commercial...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Having lost the Trelawny Northern constituency by 449 votes in the 2016 general election, Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has said sweeping political changes are coming to the constituency. “... nothing...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ national popularity could help the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) create a political upset by snatching at least one seat in Westmoreland, a parish that has long been a People’s National Party (PNP...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:J. Wray & Nephew Ltd (JWN) has been urged by an industry expert to not shutter the Appleton Sugar Factory in St Elizabeth, saying that the world-renowned rum maker could diversify its operations to stay afloa

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Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While it understands the need and continuous calls from the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) for a fire substation to be established in Bethel Town, the Jamaica Fire Brigade says it is not one of the projects being pursued...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The St James Municipal Corporation has said political activists aligned to the People’s National Party (PNP), including a former councillor, are among the 24 illegal occupants of commercial lots at the Bogue Industrial Estates in...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Discussions are to continue with the management of J. Wray...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St James’ Custos Conrad Pitkin says that despite the issues created by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country should take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that agriculture remains vibrant because the nation cannot...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) last Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to name its new headquarters on Great George’s Street, Savanna-la-Mar, in honour of the town’s mayor, Councillor...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Phillip Paulwell, co-campaign director for the People’s National Party (PNP) for the next general election, says that the party is revamping its outdated, analogue campaign strategy. The party will be embracing new technology in its...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says his full-throated defence of senior opposition legislators Lisa Hanna and Phillip Paulwell does not mirror Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ position on Dr Andrew Wheatley...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PAST five years have been extremely difficult for 43-year-old Tasheka Harvey, a single mother of Flower Hill in Hanover. She has been diagnosed with a second-degree heart blockage and badly needs a pacemaker to alleviate her...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Walton Small, the opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) deputy shadow minister for education and training, is calling for a revamp of public school boards, contending that more individuals with the qualifications to provide...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Construction of the highly anticipated St James roadworks projects, including the Montego Bay bypass, is slated to commence in 2022. The projects, which include the Long Hill bypass and the dualisation of upper Barnett Street, will...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CHIEF medical officer of health for Westmoreland is sounding the alarm over the failure of public passenger vehicle operators to wear masks and adhere to social-distancing protocols despite the high risk of them contracting...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Airbnb accommodation owners who operate through the Jamaica Home Sharing Association (JHSA) say that they will be ready to welcome tourists and other guests during the second phase of the reopening of the country’s tourism sector...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Several needy residents in Savanna-la-Mar and adjoining communities in Westmoreland, earlier this week received much-needed care packages valued at $300,000 from the local business community, which undertook the...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Danree Delancy, the deputy mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, is calling on his colleagues at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) to help him to put pressure on the central Government in his bid to get a substation of the parish’s...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Godfrey Drummond, who recently announced his candidacy for the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) president-elect post for the 2020-2021 administrative year, has won three important endorsements from fellow educators in western...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland-based primary school teacher Godfrey Drummond has tossed his hat into the ring to become the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) president-elect for the 2020-2021 administrative year. If Drummond, a senior classroom...

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